Public Leadership and Financial Performance Reporting


  • Gusti Gede Heru Marwanto Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Kadiri, Kediri, East Java, Indonesia
  • Rukmini Meme Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Kadiri, Kediri, East Java, Indonesia
  • Duwi Riningsih Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Kadiri, Kediri, East Java, Indonesia


Public Leadership, Regional Finance, Financial Performance Reports


The development paradigm that is currently developing states that economic growth is an indication of the success of development, so the higher the economic growth of a country, the greater the development results it produces, especially development in the field of human resources. Human development is seen not just as a factor that contributes to the continual advancement of economic growth, but also as a significant element in the long-term progress of the economy. The effectiveness of development, demonstrated through diverse metrics, is intricately linked to the existence of a leader who remains steadfast in their visionary, transparent, and participative leadership, placing community welfare at the forefront of their policy-making. Policies governing extensive budget allocations wield considerable influence over public administration. Hence, the governance of the government should uphold professionalism, effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability, rooted in the principles of sound public administration. This study seeks to investigate the impact of public leadership on the financial accomplishments within the region, supported by comprehensive financial performance reports. The research method used is mixed methods using a case approach and data collection using observation, documentation and literature study techniques. The research results show thatleaders who are disciplined in planning and implementing programs oriented towards community welfare, economic growth, alleviating poverty and unemployment as well as facilitating and increasing the potential they have intelligently, firmly and courageously in preparing and making policies will provide outputs and outcomes that provide satisfaction with its stakeholders and the trust of those it leads. Moreover, in terms of financial performance reporting, it provides an Unqualified Opinion (WTP) which will increase the accountability of its leadership. The City of Kediri under the leadership of Abdullah Abu Bakar, during his 2 (two) periods of leadership through visionary, innovative, participative, transparent public leadership and commitment to improving the welfare of its people has provided several achievements in his leadership, especially obtaining an Unqualified Opinion (WTP) assessment from Financial Audit Agency (BPK) eight times in a row in 2015 - 2022.




How to Cite

Gusti Gede Heru Marwanto, Rukmini Meme, & Duwi Riningsih. (2024). Public Leadership and Financial Performance Reporting. Kurdish Studies, 12(2), 847–858. Retrieved from